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Alberta has offices in Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer, Standoff, Grande Prairie, Slave Lake. Brooks is closed. There are no offices in Grande Cache, Newell County, Joussard or Nanton; however, we do offer services there as we do across the province.

The Canadian Red Cross in Alberta offers an extensive network of programs and services that actively reach out and serve local communities throughout the province.

Please refer to the list below to locate the services offered in your community.

Visit Alberta specific programs for additional information on select services.

Programs & Services in Alberta

Community Support Initiatives

Community support initiatives are programs and services that are developed to respond to specific local community needs.

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Emergency & Disaster Services

In partnership with first responders, emergency managers, public officials and in collaboration with other voluntary sector organizations, the Red Cross may provide emergency and disaster services such as emergency lodging; reception and information; emergency food; emergency clothing; personal services and family reunification services.

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Finding Family

The Canadian Red Cross Restoring Family Links program helps people in Canada re-establish contact with immediate family members after separation due to armed conflict, natural disaster, migration and other humanitarian crises.

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First Aid and CPR Training

First aid and CPR training courses for home and babysitters; the workplace; first responders and instructors and training partners.

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Health Equipment Loan Program and Services

Offers mobility, independence and safety to seniors and those recovering from illness or surgery in their own homes. This program operates a number of equipment programs tailored to the specific needs of local communities.

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International Humanitarian Law

The Canadian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law program holds conferences, seminars and training workshops

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Swimming and Water Safety

The Swimming and Water Safety program offers swimming lessons for all ages from preschool to adults.   This program also offers Leadership development training for those interested in becoming a water safety instructor or a Red Cross Training partner.

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Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention

Education is the key to prevention of abuse, bullying, violence and sexual exploitation.  Violence, Bullying & Abuse Prevention programs promote healthier relationships and safer communities through education and partnerships.

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The Red Cross In Alberta

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Holiday Help in High River

With the holiday season approaching, many High River families are still reeling financially as they try to put their lives back together after the Alberta floods of 2013.

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Backpack distribution
Stay in School: Backpacks for children

Settling six children in Calgary schools this fall is an ongoing challenge for Chasity Daniels as she struggles to find a large, affordable home in the city’s tight rental market. Last year’s Alberta floods damaged the family’s home on the Siksika Nation and eventually forced them to move.  So, the recent offer of bright, new backpacks filled with school supplies was a welcome surprise.

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